cumaeansibyl said: LEAVE IMMEDIATELY AND WAIT IN THE CAR

but rent is so cheap and the buildings are so nice and old and full of ghosts :C

I’m going to be honest, a big part of why I want to move back to my hometown to work on my book is that “young writer returns to childhood home in tiny rural town to write a book about local history centering around a famous murder” is a pretty obvious horror movie setup

A message from itsalltoomuch
Hey! I was wondering if you could tell me where I can get zines printed?? I want to print mine and I have no idea how to get started... Thanks!!

basically any photocopy place? It depends on what’s cheapest and most accessible in your area tbh. I just print mine at Staples, they have a really handy online submission thing where you can upload your zine as a pdf to their site and specify paper, bleeds, etc, from home, and they have a pretty quick turnaround, plus there’s a staples really close to my place so it’s convenient for me and their rates are okay for colour printing (I do most of my zines in colour). I’ve known a lot of zinesters who worked in copy shops or know someone who works in copy shops and get free printing that way. If you know of a non-profit organization that has a photocopier sometimes you can ask them if you can use it for cheap or free and if your zine ties into their mandate they’ll let you. Or if you work in an office or have a friend who works in an office with a photocopier, sometimes you can stealth-copy your zine there. If you don’t have a free photocopying scheme like that then you’ll want to have a look around and see what place has the best rates, but it’s not that complicated, especially if you’re printing in black and white. You can print up one copy at home if you have a printer and take it in for photocopying, or you can put a pdf file of it on a usb drive and bring it in to whatever copy/print shop you go with and print it from one of their computers. I’m assuming you have it all formatted and ready for print at this point? if not, there are some great tutorials out there on getting your zine ready for printing - if you’re using your computer to do the layout of your zine (like I do) here is a tutorial on making a booklet in InDesign; here’s a photoshop zine tutorial; here’s a tutorial for making a zine out of a single sheet of paper by hand; here’s a tutorial for layout out longer zines by hand. 

Good luck and happy zine-making!!

someone stop me from looking at apartments for rent in my hometown and fantasizing about moving there while I do this book

tardistogongen said: Okay, I’ve seen you not like Erika Moen a lot, and I am not really familiar with her outside of the google search I just did, so why don’t you like her out of curiosity?

I just this morning reblogged a post about a comic of hers that contains a joke about child molestation? I mean if jokes about csa aren’t enough: her comics are often transphobic, she’s more than once depicted herself and her boyfriend oogling women and making them uncomfortable, she once did a comic about her boyfriend exposing himself in the street like it was cute and quirky, she once published a comic about her fear of Black people… she’s just written a lot of really shitty things in a really self-congratulatory way and I don’t like how she’s held up by mostly straight people as like, THE Queer Comic Artist, it smacks of tokenism and she’s basically the indie comics version of Dan Savage. 

immolatrix:

im just gonna reiterate: if people in your movement are indistinguishable from cops, it does not matter whether they are actually on police payroll or not. you treat them like cops, because thats who theyre supporting

this includes white anarchists agitating and escalating at protests that are by and for black folks. it also includes making poc and women feel uncomfortable participating, or exploiting them. it includes rape and rape apologism. it includes anything that brings the oppressive dynamics youre supposedly fighting against into your movement.

we need to start labeling these people as narcs, because they destroy movements just as surely and provide a foothold for actual infiltrators to pass unnoticed.

related reading: why misogynists make great informants 

thisisableism:

[Image Description: Photo of Hedy Epstein, a 90 year old Holocaust survivor, being arrested in Ferguson.]
chronicpainwarrior:

thebluelip-blondie:

thebluelip-blondie:

codyjohnston:

90-year-old Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein arrested for peacefully protesting today in Ferguson. You can help get her and others out (@AwkwardDuck, @GeekNStereo, and some I’m less familiar with, Twitter-wise) by donating to #OperationHelpOrHush. They are not only raising money to bail out peaceful protestors, but they use all funds to help the community and bring them food, water, medical aid, gas masks, and other equipment to help them not die during this terrible time. Follow @SheSeauxSaditty for more info.

so we really out here arresting Holocaust survivors
woooow

and a only 8k notes? don’t nobody give a fuck either

what the fuck she has a cane and they’re holding it up not letting her walk with her cane are you fucking kidding me they’re arresting an old lady and forcing her to walk without her mobility aids??????????????

thisisableism:

[Image Description: Photo of Hedy Epstein, a 90 year old Holocaust survivor, being arrested in Ferguson.]

chronicpainwarrior:

thebluelip-blondie:

thebluelip-blondie:

codyjohnston:

90-year-old Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein arrested for peacefully protesting today in Ferguson. You can help get her and others out (@AwkwardDuck, @GeekNStereo, and some I’m less familiar with, Twitter-wise) by donating to #OperationHelpOrHush. They are not only raising money to bail out peaceful protestors, but they use all funds to help the community and bring them food, water, medical aid, gas masks, and other equipment to help them not die during this terrible time. Follow @SheSeauxSaditty for more info.

so we really out here arresting Holocaust survivors

woooow

and a only 8k notes?

don’t nobody give a fuck either

what the fuck she has a cane and they’re holding it up not letting her walk with her cane are you fucking kidding me they’re arresting an old lady and forcing her to walk without her mobility aids??????????????

whatever at least I’m not self-publishing anymore, that shit sucks. It’s more work than publishing with a publisher, it’s expensive, promotion is a nightmare. At least I have a publisher. I would literally rather have a publisher and only make a modest amount on my book than make 75k in fundraising for my book and have to self-publish it, when I think about it. No offense to people who self-publish because I have been there, especially since a) the recession really hit the publishing industry like a ton of bricks which resulted in way less publishing opportunities for emerging artists and writers, and b) crowdsourcing has become a HUGE and newly legitimized means of funding publishing projects, the game of publishing has really changed in the last few years and self-publishing is a viable option for lots more people - I think ultimately that is a good thing, but also, I hate self-publishing, it is a MAJOR hassle from start to finish. I’d much rather work with the support of a publisher.

I just realized this is literally the pettiest thing to care about, sorry guys. 

no matter how successful I get I will probably never make almost a grand per comic page that I do. My next book is going to be probably around 75-100 pages - you know, not a big book, but a book where every page is hand-painted, like this: 

I do two to four of those pages a day. if I made that kind of money on it I would literally be able to buy a house. And I’m not going to make that kind of money on it, I’m not even sure if I’m going to get an advance on this book because my publisher’s funding is Ontario-specific. Erika Moen does one page a week and makes more money than I ever will. Why am I doing this, why am I doing anything. Everything is pointless. I’m being very dramatic about this but only as dramatic as I feel. I need, like… a fainting couch to collapse upon. 

Erika Moen gets 912 dollars per comic for her webcomic and made like 70k on kickstarter for her next book this is literally depressing, I am depressed. I want to die but I also want to stay alive out of sheer spite. 

no but really why give Penny Arcade the time of day, I know they probably have enough money to pay guest artists so  just say that. Just say “well I value this money and publicity for my work more than I value the principles that I claim to have as a self-billed ~authority~ on ~feminist queer sex~”. It’s like she wants to be seen as this super-feminist super-queer artist but she also wants mainstream approval, which isn’t like, a crime in and of itself but you can find a balance between those things that doesn’t involve pandering to the absolute worst people. 

because I hate myself, I read Erika Moen’s tumblr, where she posted this big wall of text about how it’s totes okay for her to work for Penny Arcade even though they’re misogynist and homophobic assholes with a history of rape-baiting survivors of sexual assault because………….. she wants to?? “I don’t believe in shunning people” etc, like no one’s asking you to shun them, but maybe don’t draw creepy comics about oversharing about sex with a child for them, maybe try that